Elkridge, Maryland

Hike the Avalon Loop Trail

20.4 Miles Total - 1791 ft gain - Loop Trail

Originally added by The Outbound Collective

Natural landscape, waterfall, swinging bridge, railroad, and relics of Maryland's colonial past all in one hike!  

Park in the lot off of River Road to access the Avalon Loop Trail. Trail is open from June-November and is dog friendly. The whole loop is about 20 miles but you can make it an out-and-back if you're looking for a shorter hike.  

Photos: Nicolas Raymond, takomabibelot

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Tags

Rock Climbing
Mountain Biking
Running
Hiking
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
River
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildlife

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Make sure to take cash

Wasn't actually able to hike this bc I didn't carry cash on me to enter. Will update review next time.

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